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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly brewed for Inlet Brewing Co. (ex Jupiter Brewing Co.) by Orlando Brewing Co., now by Thomas Creek.

This unique copper-colored ale derives its fruity, slightly spicy aroma from authentic Belgian Abbey yeast. The subtle nutty and malty sweet flavors sing in harmony with the freshest organic hops vailable. Monk In the Trunk devotees are known to chant about its most intriguing quality, true drinkability.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12oz Bottle. It poured a clear medium amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that offered up great retention, finally reducing to a long lasting thin cap and had excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was extremely mild of a light grain malt, mild herbal hops and a light earthy yeast with notes of caramel, a bit of spice and a light fruity ester. The taste was very different from the aroma. It was bold, very malty and a tad sweet with a big note of caramel that lasted throughout, with the finish having a mild fruitiness and a small bite of spiciness towards the end. The flavor hung around for a decent amount of time proceeding the swallow, with a nice sweet malty taste that was left to linger on the taste buds for a while longer. Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a creamy yet mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation. Overall I was rather taken by surprise with this very impressive organic Amber Ale. It possessed a ton of flavor and an awesome drinkability. This is most likely is the best organic beer I have tasted to date...


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Jow (4092) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle at home two organic beers in a week. Not sure exactly what makes them less than fundamentally. Anyways fine copper pour. Nose is faint berry malt and cardboard. Tastes much the same some fruit and earth and paper. Smooth palate odd aftertaste.

0.8
guadua (1) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
Did not like this beer at all. Had a flat nasty taste. It left a bad aftertaste that lingered for way too long. Will not be buying this beer again.

2.8
jsmerig (1692) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Pours a orange yellow with a foamy tan head. Aroma of berry and lemon. Taste is malty with a Belgian flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Flamingbeerman (7) - - AUG 9, 2017 does not count
Almost like a yuengling with more flavor. A pleasant surprise, hops hit at beginning yet remain smooth throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle with "thanks" to mom-in-law. So this pours a nice clear gold with a thin head. It smells like "beer" and tastes like "beer" and has very little to offer other than those humble observations.

2.8
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12oz bottle pours dark golden color nose is sweet and spice taste is too sweet for me.

3.3
Godfather50 (252) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2016
This poured headless and looked uninviting. Flavour was plum wine and fermenting fruit. Didn’t expect that. Bit of spicy in there. Could be a touch of sour. I liked it and applauded the brewery for there unique beer.

3
ronaldtheriot (1995) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Monk in the Trunk has a thin, white head, a semi-clear, amber appearance, and some rather forceful bubbles. No lacing is noticed. Aroma is rich- light caramel, horse blanket, and barley juice. Taste is odd- candy sugar, horse blanket, wet hay, plums, tea, and no bitterness, with maybe a chalky undertaste. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Monk in the Trunk finishes dry and weird. RJT

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altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, FL. Amber, poppy pour in plastic mug on the beach. Nose is malty, toasty, caramel. Taste is malty and sweet and yeasty. Low carbonation. Quite sweet overall.

2.5
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Bread, lighter spices, and a sugary sweetness.


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